Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy Weekend

We are heading to my Dad's for the weekend to celebrate the Holidays with them. I hope everyone has a great weekend and there is plenty of good news today. Happy new year!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Doesn't get any better

than this! We had a wonderful Christmas with Alex and then if that wasn't enough
to make me giddy I turn on the computer to find out that Anika's Birth Certificate and Passport have been issued!!!!!!!!!!!! It turns out that the final adoption decree was not done on the 18th as reported before but on the 11th! This was the day after we exited PGN. The BC was done on the 18th and her passport on the 20th!!!

This means that we should be submitted to the Embassy for final travel dates very soon. I am going to guess that we will be there in 3 weeks!! Lets see if I am right.

This picture of Alex makes me happy. Christmas was a blast this year. Do you know that Santa's Reindeer eat fruit loops? They did right in our driveway! :)
Smiling today...

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Adoption Decree has been signed!

I just found out that Anika's birthmother signed
for the 4th and final time yesterday. This means that
we are now Anika's legal parents! My heart breaks thinking
of how hard yesterday must have been for her.

Yesterday was also Miss Julianna's First Birthday! Julianna is my cousin's
daughter. She is so cute. Hope it was a great day.

What does this mean for our travel time now that we have the decree signed? Well we will hopefully being heading to Guatemala in mid-Jan!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Make new friends

But keep the old
One is Silver and the other Gold...

We went on a trip this weekend to visit my College friends.
It is always nice to hang out with them. We had a gift exchange for
the kids and a nice lunch. Alex was great with my friend's son who will
be a year old on the 31st. I just love this picture of the two kids. Next year Anika will be with us! Yippppeee


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A moment in time...

I will never forget what happened this morning. I went to Alex's Kindergarten to help
with the class trip to the Santa House. It was really special to see all the kids with Santa and how excited they were. They let the kids decorate and eat cookies,get their faces painted and of course visit with Santa. Well Alex gets up on Santa's lap and Santa asked if he had any brothers or sisters. "Yes and we found out yesterday that she is coming after Christmas." I can not explain the joy that I felt at that moment. Alex's teacher heard it too and we locked eyes for a second. I managed not to cry only because I knew it was going to be the big fall on the floor in a puddle cry and I was supposed to be helping. It was really great. I think it has not even sunk in yet and that moment was almost like getting the call. I mean this is really real. I am just so thankful............................

I also found out today that my blog friend Beth is OUT OUT OUT OUT also!! Yea! Still can't figure out these links... I am so happy for them.

Thank you all for your comments and support. It means a lot.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Alex wants to tell you......

WE ARE OUT!!!!!!
Anika will be with us in a few weeks! Oh Thank you God!
Feeling really blessed right now.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Merry Christmas Spiderman

I love this picture. I am so thankful for you KBoy!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Snow Day

Today was Kboy's first official SNOW DAY! I am not sure how much snow we have as of now but it must be close to 12 inches and it is still snowing. He had so much fun playing in the snow today. After we came in we made cookies. I just love the picture of Kboy sitting in his chair in front of the oven watching the cookies "grow". Yes he sat there the whole 8 minutes without moving and just watched. It was a nice day.
Hopefully I will get to the decorating pictures from this weekend soon. No news on the adoption front today. Last night there were 4 or 5 families that were approved by PGN in Guatemala with our agency. We are getting closer....

Monday, December 3, 2007

I've been Tagged

Sorry about that lack of hyperlinks in this post. I can't get it to work.
Can anyone tell me how? :)

I've been tagged by Beth

4 jobs I have held:
Cruise Line Desk Job
Mom (By far my favorite)

4 movies watched more than once:

The American President
Notting Hill
Top Gun
Bourne Identity

4 TV Shows I watch faithfully:

The Amazing Race

4 places I have vacationed:


4 Favorite Foods:
Coffee (is that a food? it is for me)

Places I'd rather be:

Guatemala...duh (ditto Beth)
but really did I say Guatemala yet???

Hobbies I have:
surfing the net
taking pictures
surfing the net again....

Thanks for the Tag Beth. It was good to keep my mind off the wait while we as you put it so nicely wait.... I am waiting to see your out post!! You have to be close. In the mean time I tag Sarah.

I have some nice pictures to share from our Holiday decorating day on Saturday. Christmas with a 5 year old is a total total joy! Those of you waiting for your first babies oh are you in for a treat. I can't wait to do it all again.
Take care

Friday, November 30, 2007